Nice Hotel Rip Off Phone Rates A review of Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
A truly marvellous hotel with great views, nice ammenities, and great facilities. Let the traveller beware however, when placing any phone calls from this hotel. The phone states 79¢ surcharge for long distance phone calls. What the hotel leaves out however, is that their default carrier is brutally expensive. A 22 minute phone call became a $53.00 expense. I could have used my 79¢ a minute wireless phone and ended up with a bill that would be almost 75% less. The front desk was unappologetic and merely stated that the call depended on time and distance and carrier that I chose (of course leaving out their default carrier). A $53.00 phone bill for 22 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN to Chicago, IL at night (to boot) is a rip off. Other than that gripe, the Park Vista is a wonderful hotel.